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Author Adriaanse, Carlinde.

Title On measuring and explaining neighbourhood success : a behavioural economic approach / Carlinde Adriaanse
Published Amsterdam : IOS Press, under the imprint Delft University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (184 pages) : illustrations
Series Sustainable urban areas, 1574-6410 ; 41
Sustainable urban areas ; 41. 1574-6410
Summary This study combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to explain which factors contribute to a problem-free or problematic functioning of neighbourhoods in general and especially of Dutch neighbourhoods that were built in the first years after World War II. An important part of the book is about the development of measuring instruments. Special attention is given to the development of a risk scale that offers researchers and policymakers the opportunity to distinguish on a metric level between problematic and successful neighbourhoods. This book brings together key insights from urban studies and central elements of Behavioural Game Theory. The author applies the notions of strong reciprocity and altruistic punishment in Prisoner's Dilemmas and Assurance Games. With these notions she describes and explains the interdependent choices that residents make when they act as producers and maintainers of the social climate of a problem-free early post-World War II neighbourhood
Notes doctoral Technische Universiteit Delft 2011
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes With summary in Dutch
Subject City planning -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable development.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011410361
ISBN 1283289903
1607507870 (e-book)
9781607507871 (e-book)